Firefighters Putting Hands Together

The winners of the Northern Australia Emergency Response Competition (NAERC) 2022 have been announced, demonstrating that the minerals sector is in safe hands.

Mineral Council of Australia Executive Director NT, Cathryn Tilmouth, said the best of the best in northern Australia’s emergency response rescue teams have put their skills to the test.

Response and rescue teams had the opportunity to test their skills in the field through simulated emergency situations in preparation for real-life emergency events.

Scenarios are designed to be the closest teams will get to the real thing, while putting teams under pressure of being judged by seasoned professional adjudicators and watched by their peers, colleagues, family and the general public. 

“The competition was a great display of mateship, learning and professionalism. I look forward to facilitating the competition in the future,” Ms Tilmouth said.

The winners of the NAERC 2022 Awards are:

  • Underground Search and Rescue: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
  • Theory: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • BA Skills: South 32 Cannington
  • Rescue from Height: NWQ Rockstar Ringins
  • Fire Fighting: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • Hazmat: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • Road Accident Rescue: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
  • First Aid: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
  • Best Casualty: Vicki Simlesa
  • Best Adjudicator: Natasha Little
  • Best Team Manager: Mal Pitkin, Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • Most Helpful Team: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • Best Individual: Matt Doyle, Rio Tinto Gove Operations
  • Best Medic: Steven Matthews, Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
  • Best Captain: Rachel Dixon, South 32 Cannington
  • Team Safety: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
  • Best Overall Team: South 32 Cannington
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